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Phil Collins

Another Day In Paradise

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playShe calls out to the man on the street
play'Sir, can you help me?
playIt's cold and I've nowhere to sleep,
playIs there somewhere you can tell me?'

playHe walks on, doesn't look back
playHe pretends he can't hear her
playStarts to whistle as he crosses the street
playSeems embarrassed to be there

playOh think twice,
playit's another day for you and me in paradise
playOh think twice,
play'cause it's just another day for you,
playYou and me in paradise, think about it

playShe calls out to the man on the street
playHe can see she's been crying
playShe's got blisters on the soles of her feet
playShe can't walk but she's trying

playOh think twice,
play'cause it's another day for u and me in paradise
playOh think twice,
playit's just another day for you,
playYou and me in paradise, think about it

playOh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
playOh Lord, there must be something you can say

playYou can tell from the lines on her face
playYou can see that she's been there
playProbably been moved on from every place
play'Cause she didn't fit in there

playOh think twice,
play'cause it's another day for u and me in paradise
playOh think twice,
playit's just another day for you,
playYou and me in paradise,
playjust think about it, think about it

playIt's just another day
playfor you and me in paradise
playIt's just another day
playfor you and me in paradise, paradise
playJust think about it, paradise, just think about it
playParadise, paradise, paradise

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meaningMeaning

It is a protest song.

Collins sings the song from a third-person perspective, observing as a man crosses the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness because, by drawing a religious allusion, "it's just another day for you and me in paradise". Collins also appeals directly to God by singing: "Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say?"

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vocabulary Vocabulary

can tell

to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide

  1. Can you tell the difference between them?
  2. I can’t tell one from the other

walks on

to continue walking in your intended direction

  1. She walked on without a backward glance.

pretends

to behave in a particular way because you want someone to believe that something is true when it is not

  1. We were never going to make the marriage work, so why pretend?

whistle

to make a tune or musical notes by forcing air through your mouth

  1. I wish you’d stop whistling that tune!

soles

bottom of foot


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